We’ll hysterically tell you of historical fact
‘Bout a century that started when our people fought back
Men and women together claimed a Republic for all,
Well, one with women at home and the men in the Dáil.
Oh, the Church and the State got in bed together
To make sure that the men had the finest of weather
Single women, too, were granted a ‘supportive’ decree
To ensure they got married and baby makes three.
Yes, each decade demanded support for the nation
With guaranteed commitment to holy procreation
And as families got bigger, they’d no choice but to flee
Missing ‘Gay Byrne’ and ‘Bosco’ and ‘The Rose of Tralee’.
So with music and drama and fashion galore,
SAOL’s C.E. fashionistas will take to the floor.
And they’ll show you that even though women are still oppressed,
Like their foremothers before them, they fight it well dressed.
Catriona and Minnie Gussett
Minnie being watched by Eamon de McQuaid
Jean 1920s style
Connie relaxes into the 1930s
Minnie giving it loads!
Nichola - notice the remains of Louise's flowers on the catwalk!
Nichola is blinded by the projector while Connie and Susan stroll with style!
Kim swishing the 40s
The Black Widow! AKA Charlene
Kim and Charlene
Adrienne describes the action with Ray managing the models!
Louise takes the 50s by storm
Geraldine looking the very embodiment of 50s panache!
Corina gets in on the act too
Clodagh shyly steps out
A purple haze from Rose
1960s bra burning
Nichola's tangarine dream
Charlene joins in with the 1970s
Charlene, Minnie and Gloria Gaynor - I won't survive!
Elegance 1980s style from Sharon
Lady and the punk!
Geraldine and Cyndi, 'Girls just wanna have fun'
Definitely having fun!
Such brio from Theresa
BOOM! Shaking the room with Sue
You don't own me; you don't own any of us
Adrienne, take a bow